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About ilili BOX

ilili BOX is the brain child of chef Philippe Massoud of ilili restaurant in the Flatiron District. ilili BOX provides Lebanese street food in a fast casual, to-go setting.


The first ilili BOX began as an outdoor dining kiosk with public seating located in the Flatiron Public Plaza North just north of the Flatiron Building.

Recently joining the family, ilili BOX Times Square in City Kitchen opened at the Row Hotel in March 2015 and ilili BOX at Canal Street Market in May 2017.

ilili Box employee holding a cold beer
Chef Owner Philippe Massoud at ilili BOX Flatiron

From the Press


“As he does at ilili, his grand restaurant gleaming with copper and cedar a couple of blocks away, he will put his personal spin on the cuisine of his heritage.”


“ilili BOX: Small but Big on Taste”


“ilili BOX voted best falafel in NYC by the Village Voice.”


“This sandwich, with sumac-seasoned pulled chicken, pickled Persian cucumbers and the garlic whip, is the stuff of dreams.”


“ilili BOX embodies the attention to detail and the passion both for heritage and for creative interpretation that define Chef Philippe Massoud..”

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